February 20th, 2017

[podcast] Banish the Winter Blues #059

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This week we are talking about the winter blues and some simple ways to combat the feeling of BLAHHHHHHH this time of year. We talked about this in episode #008 last year, and I recap some of those ideas as well as share 5 new ones:

1) Celebrate something.
2) Be deliberately grateful.
3) Fake it till you make it.
4) Move your body.
5) Challenge yourself.

I share more ideas and suggestions for each of these, as well as some examples from my own life. I hope you will share your ideas with me too. I love hearing from you!

In this week’s show, I also share some girlie-girlness, talking about some nail health and beauty tips. Here are the links I promised for that:

Great Lakes Gelatin Collagen supplement

UV lamp/nail dryer (for gel polish)

Gelish nail polish starter kit (everything you need to get started, besides the lamp is included here!)

In this week’s show, we also share some reader suggestions for podcasts to listen to. Let me know if you have more to add to our list. Comment here, or send me your feedback by email or voicemail.

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February 13th, 2017

[podcast] Make Your Husband a Better Father #058

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This week we are talking about some simple ways to help and support your husband in his fatherhood. We all want our husbands to be the best dads they can be, right? We all want what’s best for our children, right? Well, let’s consider some small steps we can take to encourage our husbands in the important part of their lives.

The ideas I share are based on this blog post and are as follows:

1) Take notice
2) Respect his authority
3) Criticize carefully
4) Give him a break

Send me your thoughts, ideas, and struggles with regard to supporting your husband in his fatherhood. I love hearing from you and I would love to have your feedback to share on a future episode of Girlfriends.

Also mentioned in this week’s show is the You’re Worth It! day retreat for women. For more information about how to bring me and the encouraging, empowering, inspiring day to the women of your community, please check out my retreat page and let’s connect!

In this week’s show, we also share some reader suggestions for podcasts to listen to. Let me know if you have more to add to our list. Comment here, or send me your feedback by email or voicemail.

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February 6th, 2017

[podcast] Practicing Generosity in Marriage #057

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This week we are talking about marriage. HELP! Marriage is hard!

Seriously, the topic of practicing generosity in marriage is an important and a timely one, because every one of us who is married is called to holiness inside of our marriage, and that is not going to be an easy thing.

We all have times in marriage where things go great and it’s easy to get along, but all also experience tougher times when it’s hard to keep going, and where commitment and love become a choice — and a HARD one at that!

I share some of my own less-than-stellar experiences and behaviors inside of my own marriage. I have more often than I like to admit chosen to be selfish and prideful in place of practicing generosity in marriage. It’s important that we be honest with one another about the challenges of marriage, because they are real, but it is equally important that we call on one another to be better and to live up to our commitment in marriage, even through the tough times. Join me in talking about this and share your feedback.

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January 30th, 2017

[podcast] What the heck is self-care anyway? #056

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This week we are talking the importance of self-care, but first and foremost, WHAT IS IT? What does it mean? How do you do it? What are some easy ways we can practiced better care for ourselves? Some of the points I discuss:

1. Self-care should not be a once-in-a-while BIG thing. It should be small habits that you build into your everyday routines.

2. SLEEP is so important, and most of us could be doing better about getting proper rest.

3. It’s important to practice good “emotional hygiene.” I explain what I mean by that with some ideas about how you can focus on improving in this area too.

4. We need to let go of “busy” as a badge. the best and most effective workers are not those that are “on” 24/7 and constantly stressed. The best and most effective workers (at home or in the workplace) are those who balance their work with downtime.

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January 23rd, 2017

[podcast] Kids in the Kitchen with Katie Kimball #055

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I am thrilled to share a fun and enlightening conversation I had with Katie Kimball from Kitchen Stewardship. Katie shares beautifully about conserving resources, eating and cooking with real food, and teaching our kids kitchen skills, as well as offering some tips for staying healthy through the cold and flu season this year. Check out Katie;s latest course options at KidsCookRealFood.com

Katie’s website
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In this week’s show, I also share about the day retreat for women that I have been working on. You can find all the details at my website. I would love to bring this retreat to your community!

SUPPORT
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January 16th, 2017

[podcast] Teaching Children About God’s Love with Eileen Cunis #054

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I am so happy to share this conversation with you! My friend, author and artist Eileen Cunis, and I chat about her newly-published, beautiful children’s book that teaches about God’s Love: Jesus is With Us Always: The Story of the Eucharist.

Eileen shares about her conversion to Catholicism from Protestantism and what led her to create this beautiful book that teaches children about the Eucharist.

You can find out more about Eileen and her work at her website: EileenCunis.com

Please check out Eileen’s book, and once you have, be sure to leave her an Amazon review to help introduce more people to this beautiful and useful resource.

In this week’s show, I also share about the day retreat for women that I have been working on. You can find all the details at my website. I would love to bring this retreat to your community!

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January 16th, 2017

Let’s connect … LIVE!

I am excited to be planning exclusive LIVE events for listeners of the Girlfriends podcast. Anyone can join us for this fun opportunity to interact, ask questions, and share our perspectives on topics from the podcast.

Getting access to the monthly events is easy. All you have to do is become a Patreon supporter of the Girlfriends podcast. A pledge of any amount will give you the benefit of access to this exclusive bonus. It’s super easy, and your generosity makes it possible for me to continue producing the podcast as a means of encouragement for women everywhere.

Thank you so much for your support, and I cannot wait to connect with you!

January 9th, 2017

[podcast] 4 Painless Ways to Improve Your Eating Habits #053

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This week we are talking about some easy, pain-free ways to improve your eating habits starting RIGHT NOW! I share the following ideas:

1. Roast your veggies!

You and your family will enjoy a greater variety of vegetables more often if you make a habit of roasting them — so easy and so good!

2. Don’t drink your calories!

Way too many drinks have way too much sugar in them. Don’t fall for it! Find ways to replace high calorie beverages with water, seltzer or other drinks.

3. Plan ahead!

We often make poor food choices when we are stressed or rushed. Prepare ahead to make healthy foods as easy to choose as less nutritional ones.

4. Have some chocolate!

Keep temptations under control by having small pieces of one high-quality chocolate bar when cravings strike. You will amazed by how little you need to feel “satisfied” for a sweet treat.

We also talk about saying goodbye to big kids at the airport, celebrating children’s birthdays during busy seasons, and my all-time favorite topic — LAUNDRY!Send me your feedback on all of these and any other questions you may have. I would love to hear from you!

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